Parents alerted about ‘eraser challenge’

BETHEL, Conn. (WTNH) – The principal of Bethel Middle School wants parents and school districts around the state to be aware of a dangerous game going around that’s become popular with teenagers. It’s called the ‘Eraser Challenge’.

Videos of the so called game are popping up all over YouTube. It’s a dare where kids take an eraser and begin “erasing” their skin while saying the alphabet and coming up with a word for each letter.

Once they get to the letter Z, they stop and compare their eraser burns with their friends.

The challenge can cause pain, severe irritation, bleeding, scarring and even possible infection.

In his warning, Principal Derek Muharem asks parents to talk to their kids about the challenge and explain the dangers.





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